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The history of Plainfield officially began with its incorporation by an act of the General Court of Connecticut in May 1699. In the year it was accepted by the legislature as a township and in the five decades preceding it, the area where Plainfield is located was known to European settlers as the Quinebaug country, an English transcription of the Indian name for the tribe or band of Native Americans inhabiting the area, and for the river which flows through eastern Connecticut before joining the Shetucket River at Norwich.

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Migrants to the lands along the Quinebaug River, whether Native American or European, were attracted by the same physical features and natural resources - fertile land consisting of meadows and upland, and abundant water from the area's springs, streams and rivers. The very name Plainfield, bestowed by Governor Fitz-John Winthrop in 1700, testifies to the importance placed on those fertile open fields along the Quinebaug which yielded heavy crops of Indian corn to the Quinebaug Indians as well as abundant harvests of wheat and rye to European farmers who first came to work the land in the late 1680s and 1690s.

Town Notices:
Job Fair June 21st @ Town Hall
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Your dog license will expire June 30, 2018. Please have your human obtain your new license between 6/1/18 and 6/30/18 or a penalty will be collected from your human pursuant to Sec. 22-338 General Statutes, State of Connecticut and an infraction incurred pursuant to Sec. 22-349. This financial penalty could result in less treats purchased by your human for your consumption. Take your human for a ride to the Plainfield Town Clerk's Office at 8 Community Ave and purchase your new license or take him or her for a walk to the post office or mailbox and get your new license by mail. The office is open Monday - Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm. If purchasing by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with $0.69 postage. Please do not slobber on the stamp. If you are having a ruff time understanding this, please call us at 860-230-3009 with your questions. Louisa R. Trakas, Plainfield Town Clerk. Don't forget to have your human bring a valid Rabies certificate!

There are open positions on Boards and Commissions that need to be filled as soon as possible.  Interested parties shall email the First Selectman at ctendrichselectman@plainfieldct.org
There is an open position on the Agriculture Commission, the Housing Authority, the Ethics Commission, Inland Wetlands Commission and the Conservation Commission. 

In an effort to be more accessible to the public, the Plainfield Town Hall will commence new office hours effective Monday, March 5, 2018. 
The new schedule is as follows:
 Monday - Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - CLOSED

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